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Collecting and Conserving 45 Minute Concurrent Session
June 10, 2021 01:00 PM - June 10, 2026 01:45 PM(America/New_York)
20210610T1300 20210610T1345 America/New_York Collecting and Securing Native Food Plants and their Relatives

Throughout North America, gardens of all sizes are contributing to local and global solutions for climate action. Efforts to reduce threats to plants are underway as gardens increasingly become more involved with local conservation initiatives. Native plants and crop wild relatives are key components in addressing challenges to food, agriculture, and conservation work in a changing climate. However, gardens' historic focus on non-native plant collections means that crucial gaps for native food plants still exist. 

Plant collections and horticulture are key to safeguarding plants in North America. Botanic gardens' abilities to grow living collections address both vital conservation needs as well as important components in sharing this work with the public. For botanic gardens, building relationships and coordination will increase capacity to collect, grow, conserve, and display these important plant collections.

This session explores how gardens are acting to update living plant collections, policies, and systems to include more native plants as well as important food plants like crop wild relatives. Partnerships are key to this work and must include engagement with Indigenous Peoples. 

Collecting and Conserving Track Sponsor:

Member Garden "Hello" Video: 

Eudora Welty House & Garden (Jackson, MS)

The Garden Beyond: Annual Conference 2021 lchance@publicgardens.org

Throughout North America, gardens of all sizes are contributing to local and global solutions for climate action. Efforts to reduce threats to plants are underway as gardens increasingly become more involved with local conservation initiatives. Native plants and crop wild relatives are key components in addressing challenges to food, agriculture, and conservation work in a changing climate. However, gardens' historic focus on non-native plant collections means that crucial gaps for native food plants still exist. 

Plant collections and horticulture are key to safeguarding plants in North America. Botanic gardens' abilities to grow living collections address both vital conservation needs as well as important components in sharing this work with the public. For botanic gardens, building relationships and coordination will increase capacity to collect, grow, conserve, and display these important plant collections.

This session explores how gardens are acting to update living plant collections, policies, and systems to include more native plants as well as important food plants like crop wild relatives. Partnerships are key to this work and must include engagement with Indigenous Peoples. 


Collecting and Conserving Track Sponsor:



Member Garden "Hello" Video: 

Eudora Welty House & Garden (Jackson, MS)

Musqueam Indian Band
Public Affairs Specialist
,
United States Botanic Garden
Denver Botanic Gardens
Executive Director
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BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Associate Director
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University Of British Columbia Botanical Garden
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 Bailee Hopkins-Hensley
Virtual Conference and Professional Development Assistant
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American Public Gardens Association
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